HOLLAND — In search of distinctive and cost-effective methods to be environment-friendly? A not too long ago launched franchise in Holland and Muskegon — Smash My Trash — goals to be precisely that.
The native Smash department is owned by Eric VanderVeen.
“It is actually a easy enterprise mannequin,” he mentioned. “It is a cellular waste compaction firm, so we have now vans with a compaction machine mounted on the again and we compress the fabric inside roll-off dumpsters.”
Compaction can scale back dumpster fill by 50 to 70 p.c. For companies that vacant dumpsters typically, the cash saved by fewer removals provides up quick.
“You’ll be able to often match greater than twice the quantity of fabric right into a single dumpster earlier than it is hauled,” VanderVeen mentioned.
“The benefit is creating much less haul and producing financial savings for corporations paying for these waste elimination companies — but it surely additionally makes cumbersome waste gadgets into smaller, broken-up items that enable the supplies to take up much less house in landfills.”
That is the place sustainability is available in, VanderVeen mentioned.
“It is good for serving to corporations get monetary savings, but it surely additionally makes landfills final twice as lengthy,” he mentioned.
“The best way our companies are routed, we are able to cease at 20 clients in a single route, however when dumpsters are being hauled extra typically than mandatory, they should convey an empty dumpster, drop it off, take the opposite dumpster to the landfill, then return to the place they got here from. That is much more emissions.”
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For waste elimination companies, Smash is a direct competitor — however for corporations with speedy filling dumpsters, VanderVeen mentioned, the funding is a no brainer.
“It can save you cash and assist the setting,” he mentioned. “It is a win-win.”
When the franchise launched 10 months in the past, enterprise began robust. However after an extended winter, VanderVeen is in search of extra alternatives to develop.
“We have had lots of success with the shoppers we have now,” he mentioned. “There’s often an funding required for sustainable practices, however on this case, you save immediately.”
Smash gives free demonstrations and two-week free trials. Study extra at smashmytrash.com.
— Contact reporter Cassandra Lybrink at [email protected]. Comply with her on Instagram @BizHolland.